Indeed, the February jobs report suggests that the national economy is headed in the right direction. With more than 220,000 jobs added in February, it is expected that the job market will increase as spring takes hold. This arguably means that more people will be entering the job market, and more people will be taking part-time jobs.
The latest jobs report (for the month of February) revealed a steady increase in hiring. Overall, the nation's economy added 224, 000 jobs, which was a welcome sight compared to the number of jobs added in January.
The next time you are in a restaurant and are poised to leave a tip, consider this: tipping is not just about giving an extra “thank you” for receiving good service. It is often a way of life for the poor and disadvantaged; particularly young women who are in their first jobs.
A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against the owners of Southern California IHOP and Applebee’s restaurants by a former employee. The plaintiff, an African-American woman who was an employee of DineEquity, Inc., the owner of several restaurants in and around Los Angeles, accuses her former employer of violating California’s wage and hour laws and discriminating against her and similarly situated employees.